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EMC Skills Evolution Micro-credentials Event

Join us to hear about and discuss the results and findings of our 'Level Up Skills Evolution: Sectoral-Based Micro-Credentials' project.

Thursday, March 7th, 2024, 8:30am MST
Westin Edmonton

EMC, along with BioTalent, Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC), Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA), and Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) will share and discuss the findings and insights gleaned from the development of a cross-sectoral, industry-driven framework and methodology for researching, developing, and delivering micro-credentialed, rapid reskilling and upskilling training for the manufacturing, agriculture, aviation and aerospace, biotechnology, and IT sectors.

Also during the event, we will facilitate a panel of Alberta small-to-medium employers to discuss their training and perceptions around micro-credentials, show a recently developed AI-based Skills Mapping application and provide a glimpse of our sectoral rapid skills training and micro-credentials roadmap.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The agenda for the day is as follows:

  • 8:30am: Registration and complimentary breakfast
  • 9:00am: Welcome and opening remarks
  • 9:30am: Presentation of Summative Report by Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) & Sector Presentations of key findings by BioTalent, CAHRC, CCAA, EMC and ICTC
  • 10:45am: Break and refreshments
  • 11:00am: Networking and Breakout discussions
  • 12:00pm: Lunch & Learn Demonstration of Skills Mapping tool by Vicinity Jobs and Magnet
  • 1:00pm: Sectoral Micro-credential Frameworks: Roadmap forward
  • 1:45pm: Putting a Face to the Findings: Employer Panel Discussion with audience Q&A
  • 2:45pm: Closing Remarks and Wrap Up
  • 3:00pm: Networking

The Level Up Skills Evolution: Sectoral-Based Micro-Credentials project is funded by the Future Skills Centre.

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